Stories in the Garden

9th - 12th Aug 2023 , 10:00am - 12:00pm - The Walled Garden, Park Hill Park, Croydon

Jenny Lockyer around flowers

Stories in Gardens returns to Park Hill Park’s Walled Garden this summer!

Inspired by the garden and its heritage. Sessions will celebrate and explore this special community garden through a mixture of live music, craft, puppertry and stories.

Stories in Gardens director Jenny Lockyer will be leading the sessions with writing a song inspired by garden.

‘Park Hill Park’s walled garden has a culturally rich heritage, alive not only with Cecily Mary Parker’s Flower Fairies but also the work of the Park Hill Park Volunteers. Their activity has been such that local children have been able to put down roots; those which come from the plants and flowers they sow and those which forge a connection between them, their families and friends and the garden itself. The walled garden is present and important for many young children in Croydon at the start of their lives. Like the trees in the park enveloping its walls,  the garden is a place for children themselves to feel strong, anchored and part of something.  This is where it begins for them!’

Jenny Lockyer

There will be four sessions celebrating the garden and the memories it is alive with, in its history, present and future.

A Magical Garden introducing the magic of fairies and other magical folk that you might be lucky to find there.

A Talking Garden will explore how from gardener to bee, everything in the garden has a role to play and must communicate and work together for the garden to thrive. What news will you have to tell the bees?

A Blooming Garden where we can enjoy the fruits of our labours with a riot of colour and taste.

A Musical Garden visitors can enjoy a live, accessible, family concert in the garden featuring the specially written song, a recording of which will be made available for download shortly afterwards.

More information

Park Hill Friends

Jenny Lockyer

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